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Palafoxia callosa (Small Palafox)

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SKU:
PACALs-PA
MAXIMUM HEIGHT:
3 feet
FLOWER COLOR:
Pink
BLOOM PERIOD:
5 Summer, fall
SUNLIGHT PREFERENCE:
Full sun
MOISTURE:
Dry, average
FORMAL LANDSCAPING:
3-Star
DEER RESISTANT:
Yes
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Small palafox is a very showy annual that will persist in dry, sunny beds. The flowers bloom pink and then fade to nearly white, forming a cloudy mass of pinkish hues. Butterflies are particularly fond.

Many years ago, a native plant enthusiast in the area may have sown some seed along a roadside. Seasonal mowing by the highway department helped spread the seed far and wide. Decades later, huge swaths of small palafox can be seen blooming along miles of mid-Missouri highways. Among other things, this demonstrates that the plant tolerates heavy pruning. 

Uses: Pollinators, drought tolerant, first-season color
Bloom time:  August - October
 
Height: 20 to 36 inches
Space:  12 to 18 inches
 
Sun:  Full sun
Moisture: Dry to average
 
Seed: Sow between December and March
  • 200 seeds per packet
  • 30,000 seeds per ounce
  • 1 ounce per 1,000 square feet

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